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Road Warrior, The - Empty Cans Are Lighter Than Full Ones
When Max first leaves the refinery, they give him six cans of fuel which he carries on a wooden pole, three on one side, three on the other. To begin with, if these tanks were full, they would weight around 80lbs each, making the total weight nearly 500lbs., not too much to carry for a stout dude but probably too much for a wooden pole. But, when he reaches the gyro captain he drops the cans and they move, and more importantly sound, like they are quite empty.
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EricKoch on 01-07-2000
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F350PSD writes:
If you have ever used a 5 gallon Jerry can, you know that you are not lifting 80Lbs and pouring from it. If I remember correctly, diesel weighs about 8Lbs/gallon. Times 5 gallons per Jerry can, that is 40Lbs per can. Times 6 cans, that is 240 pounds. That is not beyond believability for a man, or pole. Also, some of the fuel is gasoline for the Gyro, and gasoline weighs about 6Lbs/gallon. Mighty Max does kind of heft them around with one hand and not a lot of effort at times. However, you are 100% correct about the empty clanking sound, both at the Gyro, and when he is leaving the compound.
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ceejer53 writes:
When Mel first left the refinery with four (4) jerry cans of fuel, not six. The rod he used was not wood. It was a metal tube with a square cross section. The jerry cans had something in them when Mel was lugging them about. They weren't full by any means. When the gyro pilot carried the cans, they were obviously empty.
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